Silicon Labs releases pre-certified Bluetooth SDK for Apple HomeKit
Silicon Labs has introduced a Bluetooth software development kit (SDK) that supports Apple HomeKit development projects with a portfolio of Wireless Gecko SoCs and modules; Simplicity Studio development tools; plugins for Bluetooth Developer Studio; example applications and source code; an iOS app with source code and documentation; and technical support. The Bluetooth 4.2-compliant software is pre-tested and certified by Apple for the HomeKit specification. The protocol stack also supports features such as Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) secure connections, LE packet extensions, and LE dual topology.
“We’ve invested significant time and engineering effort to ensure that our Bluetooth software complies with Apple HomeKit specifications. Developers who use our pre-tested solution will be many steps ahead along the path for iOS customers to use Siri voice control and the Home app to control their smart home products,” said Riku Mettälä, Vice President of Marketing for IoT products at Silicon Labs
The Bluetooth SDK is free of charge for Apple Made iPod/iPhone/iPad (MFi) program licensees. For more information, visit http://www.silabs.com/homekit.